Thursday, September 24, 2015

Food for Thought: A Tale of Two of Meals at Fat Mao and the New Chinatown

The New Chinatown -
What it could be, reflected
In a Fat Mao meal.

As the light heads out of the area and the Chinese who still frequent the neighborhood retire to their homes, the new Chinatown springs to life.  The fresh crop of restaurants peddles meals that would not look at all familiar to those that founded the area (with may be 3 exceptions).  

Friday, August 7, 2015

Wow, You’ve Got Something There! - Malaysian Food at Kaya Malay Bistro

Tender Beef Rendang,
Flaky Roti and good food
At Kaya Malay.

Before Speedy and her man jetted off to wintry Peru, we decided to have a bon voyage/catch up dinner at Kaya Malay Bistro.

We’ve both been to Kaya Malay before but I had a case of the picture bluritis, hence no blog post.  From past experiences, I liked the food, even in the mild form that I order, and it feels distinct enough that I don’t think of it as a more exotic Chinese food.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WTH! Lackadaisical Service & Murky Fees at Peckinpah Take Out

So Unimpressed at
the dazed and confusing take-out
at Peckinpah.

I don’t think I have been this annoyed with a dining experience since my Fresh Bowl take out debacle.  I’m actually surprised in the about 2.5 years I’ve been food blogging that I have only written 9 (including this one) What The HELL posts. 

However, the hammer is coming down for the Peckinpah Take-Out counter. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wow, You’ve Got Something There! – Lunch at Tuc Craft Kitchen

Fascinated by
Panissa, weird pudding bread
At Tuc Craft Kitchen.

Originally, I was not going to write about my lunch at Tuc Craft Kitchen since I only sampled 3 items off the lunch menu.  Everything was tasty but initially I wanted to return for dinner to offer a more comprehensive post (occasional multi visits is my blogger quirk).

However I found myself researching the “bread” I ate at lunch and thought my fascination with Panissa must be shared.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

My Wonton Mein Saga: Congee Noodle Delight

Very poor pork wontons
No flavour in the dumpling
And the soup sucked too.

When East Fusion shuttered, my only source of decent wontons in the downtown disappeared.  Many many months later, a shop serving congee and noodles opened in the same spot.  It gave me hope that I could once again conveniently get my wonton fix; well at least during the work week.

Congee Noodle Delight didn’t make too many changes to the former décor of East Fusion that I could observe.  I noticed the large flat screen TV was no more in the main section of the dining area.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wow, You’ve Got Something There! – Ramen Danbo

Can Goldilocks find
A Ramen that is just right
At Ramen Danbo?

Quality ramen seems to be slowly seeping out of the downtown peninsula and setting up shop in the other Vancouver neighbourhoods, and even the burbs.

For example, Ramen Danbo sells Hakata style ramen on the corner of 4th and Burrard in Kits. Thin, stick straight, noodles bathed in a creamy milky pork based broth characterizes this type of ramen - the first true competitor for Santouka in Vancouver.